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Ask a Trainer Video: Leading Learning Teams

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

In the world of instructional design, e-learning, and L&D in general, there’s always so much to talk about regarding designing and delivering effective learning. But one area that doesn’t get the attention I think it deserves is the leadership functions of L&D. How do you build and lead an effective team and build a culture of learning within your organization?

As someone who has managed various learning teams, I know what a challenge it can be. I’ve invited Brandon Carson to join me as together we’ll tackle your questions about leading learning teams. Enjoy!

In this video, Tim Slade and Brandon Carson answer questions about leading learning teams.Questions answered in this video: -How can L&D leaders move their teams from being order takers to strategic partners with their stakeholders and SMEs? (6:15)-How do you transform your company’s learning culture from treating learning as an event, to an ongoing process? (12:22)-What tips do you have for supporting an L&D team that is new to the business? (19:22Connect with Tim Slade:- Website: LinkedIn: Twitter: with Brandon Carson:- Website: LinkedIn: in submitting a question for a future video? Every month we solicit your questions on LinkedIn and Twitter around a common topic. You can submit your questions by posting on LinkedIn or Twitter with the #ATDAskATrainer hashtag. Check out the complete ATD Ask a Trainer advice column at


What other tips do you have about leading learning teams? Share them by commenting below.

Do you have a learning question you’d like me to tackle? You can email them to [email protected]. Also, make sure to visit the Ask a Trainer Hub to check out all your questions and my answers!

About the Author

Tim Slade is a speaker, author, award-winning
e-learning designer, and author of The eLearning
Designer’s Handbook.

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